Thomas Rafferty is a senior at Tufts University studying International Relations and Clinical Psychology. During that time, he was involved in the Active Minds program focusing on spreading mental health awareness on campus. He also interned at Boston City Councilor (and possible future mayor) Michelle Wu’s campaign office and later, after her election, with her team in Boston City Hall. He hopes to positively affect mental health policy and spread awareness through activism. Recently he interned at Wayside Youth, a residential program for young adults struggling with mental illness. In his free time, he enjoys photography and dancing. Broadly, he is interested in researching topics pertaining to effective treatment of OCD.